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Studio 54 and Beyond: The Photography of Hasse Persson

(May 11, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019)

A Swedish Lens on a Turbulent America

With his unfettered access and cutting-edge photographic techniques, Swedish photographer Hasse Persson captured some of the most iconic and frenetic images of the famed disco nightclub. This exhibition is intimate and provocative first-hand look at the vibrant parties and eccentric personalities that made the New York disco an international legend. As a decorated photojournalist, Persson has also personally donated several images to the exhibition that chronicle politics and pop-culture in America's turbulent 1960s-1990s.

Several programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibition opening, including:

NORDIC CIRCLE MEMBERS ONLY: FRIDAY, MAY 10 | 6-8pm
Studio 54 and Beyond Preview and Reception w/ Photographer Hasse Persson
Nordic Circle Members will enjoy a presentation by Swedish photographer Hasse Persson and a special preview of the exhibit. Upgrade your membership today to join the Nordic Circle (Steward level and higher).

GALLERY TALK: Saturday, May 11 | 1:00pm
Studio 54 & Beyond w/ Photographer Hasse Persson
Acclaimed Swedish photographer Hasse Persson discusses his incredible artistic career, including his time covering the turbulent 1960s in the US, his stint at the legendary nightclub Studio 54, and more.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Thursday, June 13 | 7:00pm
Studio 54 screening
This feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time. Come early and see our newest exhibition, Studio 54 and Beyond (museum admission required) or grab a drink at our café, Freya.

Studio 54 and Beyond originated at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. and we are grateful for their generous support of this exhibition.

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